MANILA, Philippines -- Guams huge Island Fair: Speak of the biggest annual island fair taking place the following weekend filled the air as we landed on Guam not long ago.
The 24th Guam Micronesia Island Fair, held at the Ypao Beach Park, was anticipated to collect far more than 20,000 people annually, according to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB).
The island fair, held typically before Thanksgiving Day, draws hordes of locals and visitors alike.
Showcased in the Friday to Sunday event are food and crafts booths, as effectively as song and dance performances that hark back to Chamorro background and culture.
Taking portion in the weekend festival are cultural delegations from close by islands such as Chuuk, Kosrae, Palau, Yap, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Marshall Islands.
In an Oct. 9 story in the Pacific Every day News, GVB cultural heritage officer Sonja Sellers said that this years festival is specially important as it shall serve as a rehearsal for the Festival of the Pacific Arts, which Guam will host in 2016. Sellers described the festival as the Olympics of culture.
True enough, a single of the booths in the island fair teaches visitors and even young islanders how to husk a coconut, cook coconut candy (bucayo to you and me), and weave.
These are standard capabilities that have escaped the youthful Guamanians of right now.
By the way, about 80,000 of Guams latest population of 170,000 are Filipinos.
GMA Life Television: Filipinos in Guam welcomed the modern entry of pinoy tv and GMA Daily life Television, each subsidiaries of GMA Network, to the island.
GMA Lifestyle Tv premiered by way of its cable networks throughout the world, including Guam, the 1st two programs in a series of locally developed teleseryes dubbed into English.
The effort, according to Joseph T. Francia, vice- president and head of operations for GMA International, is a first on Philippine Television.
Now airing worldwide are the English-dubbed versions of Impostora (The Impostor) and Una Kang Naging Akin (When You Had been Mine).
Francia says the English-dubbed soap operas hope to make the applications obtainable to non-Filipino speakers and younger Pinoy viewers who discover comprehending the native language a bit of a challenge.
This initiative is in line with our thrust to make GMA Life TVs programming far more pertinent to the desires of its growing viewership about the planet, says Francia.
The Impostor stars kapuso actresses Iza Calzado and Sunshine Dizon even though When You Had been Mine is headlined by Angelika de la Cruz and Maxene Magalona.
Eight intl genres: The Impostor and When You Were Mine are just two of the present offerings from GMA Daily life TVs new system line-up beneath the channels Stories of Lifestyle drama genre.
Francia says GMA Existence Television goes past drama and extends to 7 other genres reality and talk, style, cooking, kiddie, sports, data, and religious.
Other drama serials airing in Stories of Daily life are Ikaw Sana (Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, and Pauleen Luna) and Daisy Siete (Sex Bomb Girls with Rochelle Pangilinan) the youth-oriented romantic series Adore to Enjoy the drama anthology Maynila (hosted by former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza) and the film blocks Pinoy Cine Klasika (hosted by German Moreno) and Reel Existence.
Francia stresses: We at GMA Life Tv want to offer our subscribers abroad a full tv viewing encounter that suits the Filipino taste. With our new programming genres, we are confident that the viewers will have the probability to sample all the exciting Daily life flavors we offer you on the channel.